Manchester United Remain England's Most Successful Team... Regardless of UEFA Super Cup Result
Manchester United are still England's most successful club, even after Liverpool's win in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday night.
The Reds drew level on 42 trophies apiece with their great rivals when they won the Champions League last season in Madrid.
But that list of honours did not include Community Shield or UEFA Super Cup successes, and those trophies paint a very different picture.
When comparing just major honours - league titles, FA Cups, League Cups, Champions Leagues, UEFA Cups and Cup Winners' Cups - it is 42 apiece.
But Manchester United lead 24-20 in those games that people aren't really sure whether they should be counted as trophies or not.
The Red Devils have won 21 Community Shields, one UEFA Super Cup, one Club World Cup and one Intercontinental Cup.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have won 15 Community Shields, four UEFA Super Cups and one domestic Super Cup.
That means Manchester United lead the overall record 66-62 and Liverpool fans will have to put the champagne on ice in celebration of passing their great rivals.
Both clubs can claim an advantage over the other - Liverpool with six European Cups and Manchester United with 20 league titles.
But Liverpool fans will be desperate to win their first league title since 1990 and move ahead 43-42 in the standings for 'proper' trophies.